Experts Express Program: Coaches Assoc. of Ontario

Application  Deadline: July 14, 2017

“Experts Express is a unique opportunity to work one-on-one with an expert in your field of choice. In my case (sport psychology and mental preparation) it is a great hands-on chance to have someone in your corner who is dedicated to serving, educating and learning from coaches. I think both the coach and the expert practitioner benefit from this program. It’s a chance to problem solve, have individual and group sessions, and to broaden your coaching repertoire.” Dr. Shaunna Taylor, Co-Chair, Canadian Sport Psychology Association

Coach competency is an integral aspect of Ontario’s community sport programs. Coaches have the unique capacity to inspire, drive and influence athletes, impacting their pathways to excellence and overall sport experience.

Experts Express aims to enhance a Coach’s ability to apply various concepts from the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) by providing direct access to experts in five essential fields:

  • Sport Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Leadership & Management
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Para Sport

Through dedicated training, in either individual or group settings, the Experts Express program generates a connection between club coach and expert that may not otherwise be possible. This provides coaches with the opportunity to better support athlete development, expand on their existing coaching knowledge, and improve their overall coaching program.

The Goals of the Program are:

  • To enhance knowledge for those coaching at the club level within Ontario’s sport system.
  • To expand access to professional sport expertise to support coaches across Ontario.
  • To foster an understanding and working relationship between coaches and sport-science providers in Ontario.
  • To increase awareness of both the value of sport science and the professional expertise available in Ontario to coaches working at the ‘club’ level.
  • To assist in retaining quality club coaches in their local communities
  • To increase sharing and collaboration on initiatives that develop coaches from the regional level to the provincial and national levels
  • To improve the performance of athletes in Canada Games, Ontario Games and additional provincial/national competitions


Application Deadline – July 14, 2017

Expert Assignment (for selected applicants only) – July 31, 2017

Project Completion – March 1, 2018


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